Sigma 24-70mm F3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 5   
reviewer#8857 date: Apr-2-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:£60 (on an old SLR
positive:Solid
Good colour
Fast
negative:Nothing
comment:There are some negative comments on this lens but I'm a big fan. It's good in low light and fast. Bokeh is good if nor remarkable. Colours are slightly weak but this is not an expensive lens.

I would recommend this to replace the appalling kit lens that comes with the A200/A230 etc.
reviewer#7115 date: Mar-17-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 24-85, 24-105, 28-80s
price paid:40USD
positive:Almost distortion free, pleasant colors, D type
negative:My copy doesn't support digital cameras, plastic build
comment:I bought a copy that supports only film cameras, tested with 600si and 700si, but what is strange, it does not support Sony digital cameras. Previously I thought that only some very old lenses work with 5000/7000/9000 and no further bodies, but here it is - ADI lens that is incompatible with them...
Apart of it - if someone still likes film, it's cheap and really good 28-80 kit replacement with good colors and resolution, giving quite good image and superwide angle - on full frame body distortion even at 24mm is not a problem.
reviewer#982 date: Jul-5-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:M 24-85/3.4-4.5, M 50/1.4, Tamron 24-70/3.3-5.6
price paid:
missing
positive:cheap, nice build, sharp if stopped down
negative:nothing really
comment:This is an average lens. Not actually fast or sharp or good range but ok.
reviewer#749 date: May-4-2006
sharpness: 3
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:
missing
positive:Cheap. Good looking. Front element not rotating. AF quite fast.
negative:At 24-~40mm on edge sharpness is poor even at f8. At 70mm a bit soft everywhere. Colors are a bit cold. Contrast is rather poor. Aberration visible.
comment:Worth max 40$. My comparison with very cheap minolta lens 35-80 you can see there:

comparison at 70mm

comparison at 35mm

Center part of frame on top, near edge - bottom.
reviewer#137 date: Oct-5-2005
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:
missing
positive:Cheap and light
negative:Quite plastic...
comment:This is a really cheap lens, but it really is worth the money if you can´t afford a more expensive lens. The sharpness is nice, and as a bonus, this lens looks really good with the lens hood mounted =)
reviews found: 5   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 3.90
  • color: 4.40
  • build: 3.80
  • distortion: 4.20
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.06

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